Mr John Clarke

A novel in which the modernist movement is reported as a tennis championship being played in Paris. It features singles, doubles and mixed doubles and to give you an idea, here are the first round doubles results.

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The Tournament

MEN’S DOUBLES – ROUND ONE

(1)Sartre and Camus d. Eluard and Prevert 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
(9)Magritte and Dali d. Gershwin and Gershwin 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3
Leavis and Lawrence d. Benjamin and Scholem 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
(5)Chaplin and O'Neill d. Caruso and Toscanini 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Shostakovich and Prokoviev d. (6)Brecht and Weill 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
(10)Cocteau and Picasso d. Milne and Disney 6-2, 6-1, 6-3
Wodehouse and Isherwood d. (15)Chesterton and Belloc 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
(3)Chekhov and Miller d. Lardner and Fitzgerald 6-2, 6-4, 7-5
Benchley and Thurber d. (4)Einstein and Gödel 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2
Chandler and Hammett d. (14)Gropius and Le Corbusier 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
(11)Kafka and Muir d. Arlen and Carmichael 6-4, 1-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
(7)Auden and MacNeice d. Rutherford and Bohr 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Hope and Crosby d. (8)Bakst and Blok 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
(13)Braque and Derain d. Léger and Keaton 6-1, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Runyon and Low d. (12)Marx and Eliot 6-1, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
(2)Beckett and Duchamp d. Jung and Jung 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

WOMEN’S DOUBLES – ROUND ONE

(1)Earhart and Cather d. West and Nin 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
Lenya and Dietrich d. (16)Roosevelt and Luce 7-6, 6-4
Kulthum and Sh'arawi d. (15)Christie and Sayers 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Gonne-MacBride and Markievicz d. (7)Blyton and Potter 6-4, 6-2
(6)Sackville-West and Stephen-Woolf d. Fontanne and Nazimova 6-2, 7-5
Prichard and Richardson d. (14)Parker and Ferber 7-6, 5-7, 9-7
Draper and Elliott d. (13)Bishop and McCarthy 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
(3)Riefenstahl and Hari d. Mead and Stark 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
(4)Stein and Toklas d. Brice and Lillie 6-2, 6-3
(12)Mansfield and Hodgkins d. O'Keeffe and Kahlo 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Naidu and Pandit d. (10)Schiaparelli and Chanel 6-3, 6-3
(5)de Valois and Pavlova d. Rubenstein and Arden 6-2, 6-1
Baker and Smith d. (8)Duncan and Graham (forfeit)
(9)Akhmatova and Arendt d. Campbell and Thorndike 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
(11)Keller and Sullivan d. Bankhead and Bara 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Stern and Mandelstam d. (2)Beach and Monier 7-5, 7-5